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Tales and Legend of the Black Pearl

For centuries, the island of Tahiti evoked a mythical paradise. Today, one of nature's magnificent creations grew in the turquoise-colored lagoons of these islands and atolls. That creation is Tahitian black pearl, jewel of the sea, a living symbol of purity and perfection. Long before Westerners discovered Tahiti, the black pearl had a reputation for exceptional value and rarity, enhanced by its use in Jewelry of the world's Royalty and Nobility. As such, natural black pearl was known as the "Pearl of Queens" and the "Queen of Pearls", its wonder inspiring many questions among people, centuries ago. But their lack of scientific precision led them to improvise with legend and poetry. Thus, ancient Chinese believed that Pearls were conceived in the brains of dragons.